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October 25, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

On Monday 24th October, The Henry Jackson welcomed James Kirchick, a Washington-based journalist, to discuss Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, its supporters and what it means for the United States.
Kirchick began by attacking the argument that Trump’s rise is attributable to …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
October 24, 2016

Audio: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

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Event: ‘The Rise of Trump: What Donald Trump Means for the World’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 24th October 2016
VENUE: Palace of Westminster (tbc)
SPEAKER: James Kirchick, Fellow, Foreign Policy Initiative
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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has split with practically every convention in American politics – not to mention …

Posted in Event, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
October 19, 2016

There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump

Originally published by The Spectator
Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Las Vegas — already dubbed ‘fight night’ — looks …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States

Ecuador Justified in Preventing Julian Assange’s Attempts to Subvert U.S. Democracy with Stolen Material

The restrictions placed by the Ecuadorian Embassy on Julian Assange’s internet access are entirely reasonable because of his repeated willingness to distribute stolen material.
 Mr Assange has a long track record of stealing and distributing information, peddling conspiracy theories, and casting …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Global, Press Release, United Kingdom, United States | Tagged
October 17, 2016

Eastwood’s selective style of tolerance could lead to problems for SDLP in future

Originally published by The Belfast Times
The second, a few days ago, apropos various remarks of Donald Trump, explained: “As leader of the SDLP and the progressive nationalist tradition on this island, I will not give any support to such an administration, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, United States
October 15, 2016

Lights, camera, politics: the triumph of showbiz over argument

Originally published by the Spectator
At the end of Sunday night’s US presidential debate, the moderators snuck in a final question from a slightly shell shocked looking member of the audience. After an hour and a half of brutal, bitter exchanges, a …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, Opinion Editorial, United States
October 14, 2016

Now Russia’s Grip on UK Politics Is Obvious. But It’s Always Been There

Originally published by Heat Street
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson raised more than a few eyebrows when he called for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s embassy in response to the Kremlin’s war crimes in Syria.
But the Foreign Secretary’s comments were soon overshadowed …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, United States
October 13, 2016

Event Summary: ‘A Fork in the Road: Looking Ahead at US Foreign Policy under Trump or Clinton’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 10th October, the Henry Jackson society welcomed Gordon Dee Smith, CEO of Strategic Insight Group, to share his views on what American foreign policy might look like under either a  Trump or Clinton administration.
Smith began by …

Posted in Event Summaries, United States
October 10, 2016

Event: ‘A Fork in the Road: Looking Ahead at US Foreign Policy under Trump or Clinton’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Monday 10th October 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Gordon Dee Smith, CEO of the Strategic Insight Group
For a summary of this event click here

Like no other in recent memory, …

Posted in Event, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
October 3, 2016

Isil prepares for ‘apocalyptic showdown of Muslim and Christian armies’ in Syrian town of Dabiq

Originally published in The Telegraph
US-backed Syrian rebels say they are within 48 hours of reaching the Isil-held town of Dabiq, which is regarded by the jihadists as the preordained site of the final apocalyptic battle between Muslims and Christians.

But analysts believe a …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United States
September 28, 2016

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Originally posted in New Zealand Herald
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States

Regime troops begin massive Aleppo ground offensive as children are operated on without anaesthetic

Orginally published in New Zealand Herald
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States
September 27, 2016

Syrian troops begin ground offensive to retake Aleppo

Originally published in The Telegraph
Syrian government forces have begun an all-out ground assault on besieged rebel-held east Aleppo, as they attempt to retake the whole of the city.

“The regime plan for Aleppo looks to be: besiege, starve, bombard, terrify, and shrink the pocket down,” …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Middle East, News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United States
September 26, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’

By Michael Hertfield
On Thursday 22nd September, The Henry Jackson Society welcomed Todd Buchholz to discuss his book ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’. With reference to the Ottoman Empire, Buchholz began by arguing that …

Posted in Economy, Event Summaries, United States

Event Transcript: ‘The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them’

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Posted in Economy, Event Transcript, United States
September 25, 2016

Why Does Trump Like Dictators?

Originally published by Weekly Standard
Donald Trump likes dictators and likes to be liked by them. After meeting Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last week, Trump called Sisi “a fantastic guy,” gushing, “he took control of Egypt. And he really took control …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Opinion Editorial, United States

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

Originally published by The Spectator
Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till noon. The same is true of calling someone ‘a moderate’. Call someone ‘a moderate’ and they can …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, Iran, Israel, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, United States
September 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 19th September Professor Madhav Das Nalapat began by discussing the paramount importance of improving India’s human rights and entrenching liberal culture, in order to advance India’s knowledge industry. In addition to the importance of a culture …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, India, United States
September 19, 2016

Audio: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

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Event: ‘The India-China-US Triangle’

TIME: 12:30-13:30, Monday 19th September 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Professor Madhav Das Nalapat, Vice-Chair, Manipal Advanced Research Group and UNESCO Peace Chair, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India
To see a …

Posted in China, Defence, Event, India, Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism & Security, United States, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
August 16, 2016

Kyle Orton speaks to BBC World Service about Guantanamo Bay prisoner transfer

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Terrorism & Security, United States
August 13, 2016

Matt Johnson: U.S. wasted countless opportunities in Syria

A week ago, Syrian rebels seized a major military installation in Aleppo and ended a month-long siege of the city. Afterward, citizens of east Aleppo rushed into the streets to celebrate, rebels captured a large stockpile of weapons and equipment …

Posted in ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, United States

Alleged Russian involvement in DNC hack gives U.S. a taste of Kremlin meddling

BRUSSELS — The hacking of Democratic Party computer systems, widely thought by U.S. intelligence officials to be the work of the Russian government, may be giving Washington a new taste of unconventional Kremlin tactics that have long been employed to …

Posted in Intel & Cyber Security, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Terrorism & Security, United States
August 2, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Can Trump Win?’

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